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days since the nation's heart was broken by the horrific senseless violence that took place at sandy hook elementary school. 20, 20 beautiful first graders gunned down in a place that is supposed to be their second sanctuary. six, six members of the staff killed, trying to save those children. we all know we have a moral obligation, a moral obligation to everything in our power to stop the prospect of something like that happening again. >> the vice president described the meeting last month with 22 groups, gun officials, gun groups, sportsmen, hunters, he also mentioned meetings with members of congress and offered personal thanks to parents who suffered the worst imaginable loss at sandy hook elementary school. >> i want to personally thank mcdonnell, who lost a beautiful daughter, grace, and the other parents who i had a chance to speak to, for their suggestions and for again, just for their -- the courage of all of you to be here today. i admire -- i admire the grace and the resolve that you all are showing. and i must say i have been deeply affected by your faith, as well. and t
of representatives. and the answer to that question is really in a painting by grace mcdonnell, a 6-year-old sandy hook victim whose dad gave the president a piece of her artwork >> obama: i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived. and the life that lay ahead of her. and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. >> jennifer: for grace, this fight is worth waging. and for her this fight may even be worth losing in the short term anyway. because while the president might be able to squeak out an unsatisfying victory a small and ugly bill riddled with loopholes and signifying nothing, perhaps in this instance, the better course is to wage the big fight to stand strong over banning assault rifles. even when you know you're not going to get the votes in congress because it is a noble cause. because it is better to lose with grace than to win ugly. because every day the extremists froth about saddam hussein and king obama and impeachment over a rational ban on assault rifles. they make the case to most everyday americans th
attention this focus and this demand for action really was triggered -- prompted by what happened at sandy hook elementary school where 20 innocent first graders were mowed down. in ten minutes some of them shot as many as 11 times. if we're talking about saving kids' lives and you've got four kids who wrote to the president and said please do something in the wake of this, i think it was totally appropriate for the president. >> absolutely. >> bill: bring them on stage yesterday. >> that's what i think separates them from a lot of other kinds of -- >> bill: speaking of exploiting children, then you have the nra -- so the head of the nra, talking about the ad of course, talked about it yesterday here on the show. i want to play it one more time because david keen, the president of the nra is out today defending the ad again and saying oh, no, we weren't talking about the president's daughters when we made that ad. let's listen to it. see if you can believe this buffoon. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schoo
are the best equipped in the world that tom selleck has not had one word to say about what happened at sandy hook elementary so yes, it is time to question tom's humanity is there anything in tom's humanity that recoils at his blood drencheded organization usings president's daughters in their ugly round of propaganda. is that okay with tom? i don't believe it is. he seems like a descent guy. but now we are going to find out how brave he really is. we are doing to find out who he really is. does he have the courage to come forward and say as a father himself that what the nra did, what his organization did is unacceptable. he has two kids. they are both adults now. we can all be absolutely certain that if i included their names in what i'm saying here, if i linked tom's kids in anyway to tom's 14 years of work making sure that our mass murderers are so well equipped that tom would beyond outraged. and he would have a right to that pa rental out rage. if and only if he shares this country's outrage with what the blood drenched leaders of the nr are a have done with the president's daughters.
of hurricane sandy that the white house had proposed. the vote on tuesday was another show of weakness for republicans as the gop leadership let the bill come to the floor despite the fact that only a small fraction of republicans supported it. the bill passed with 241 votes in the house only 49 of which came from republicans out of a total of 240 republicans in the house. the decision to bring the bill to the floor was a violation of the so-called hastert rule named after former republican house speaker dennis hastert who says that a bill should never be brought to the floor unless a majority of the majority can support it. the apparent disunity within the republican caucus offered house democrats the faint hope they might have a bigger role to play in the new congress than as the house minority over the past two years. the house democrats' new role in fact may prove crucial in the next major legislative battle over gun control. on wednesday the president proposed a package of gun law reforms in response to the massacre in newtown last month. the package is by all accounts the most sw
a more apathetic population than you do. you live in new jersey and a lot of super storm sandy money is coming into new jersey. the legislature in new jersey, i guess it was the senate in new jersey, right? >> correct. >> passes a bill yesterday that says only union companies can get any of this money. is that what they did? >> the project labor agreement which is what you are talking about was moved forward and what it does is assure that large unions will be able to run these construction projects. plas as they are called make it possible for collective bargaining on a project basis. and it's a terrific name for the unions. it's a union subsidy deal. >> comes in with a much lower bid to do something you can't get it. >> you can't worry about those bid levels. even if you bring in nonunion folks. you can't do it on a low bid. >> bill: is this democracy now? i don't understand. you have got a company that's going to come in and do the job for less money? and can't get it? >> you have got governor christie and his good friend steve swaney who is also the head of the lead organizer swe
at sandy hook. at least 1131 has died from gun violence. that's about 43 towns like newtowns. lydia was shot and her mother were shot while they were preparing for a birthday party for lydia's little brother. sheher mother survived but she didn't. she leaves behind three children. another senseless life taken away in america. question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> obama: and each day brings further evidence that the way we harness the sun, the wind and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. >> michael: that was the only shout out the environment got during president obama's 2009 inaugural address. now with hurricane sandy, a record-breaking drought it sound like the president may be moved from reaction to action. >> obama: we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging firesser and c
the campaign. those two factors drive this issue down, but something like hurricane sandy, that could be a wake-up call. >> and hurricane sandy cost a lot of money. now, it's tough with all the pork that went in the bills, but we got a $50 billion appropriation that just came to affected states. that cost a lot of money. so might it not, even if we're not really sure what a cut in emissions might do right now to the trajectory of the climate change that we've experienced, mite it not be worth trying to do something about things? whether through carbon monoxide emissio emissions, co2? >> i don't think so. no matter what we do, we're not going to have the impact unless the rest of the world goes along and we're going to drive up koss on people. coal fire plants. 19 just shut down in georgia. do people really want to do things like that nationwide when china, russia, india, brazil aren't going to do them? probably not. long-term, it's probably not going to have an impact. we've had extreme weather in the past. the 1950s had more extreme weather than now. unless people start seeing that it's confor
in the cold and dark because of hurricane sandy. this government big wig was warm and cozy. the reason why? he took home an agency general radar. >> plus, this girl really is on fire. we will tell what major gig alicia keys gist scored. ♪ this girl is on fire. helped . i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. if you have a histor
a school bus into a ditch. fortunately no one was hurt. staten island relief centers from superstorm sandy are now heating centers. >> my fingers felt like they would fall right off, it is that cold. >> reporter: but for some tourist, a chance for a moment frozen in time. for many, it's that teeth chattering uncomfortable cold. for others, it's been far worse. so far, several deaths are being blamed on this frigid cold snap, matt. >> craig melvin, thank you very much. mr. roker, the question is how long will this last? >> bundle up for the weekend because it will take that long to warm up. here's what we have for high temperatures today. looking at 12 in buffalo, 23 in cincinnati, jetstream way to the south. the good news, by monday, that jetstream moves up to the north and temperatures start to moderate. instead of 7 in bangor, 24 on monday. 38, new york city, washington, 32, 34 in cincinnati and 35 in buffalo and we have an icy mix making its way in the spine of the appalachians in the midwest and northeast later on today. >> looking like a heat wave compared to what we've seen. >>> nata
expected, and the retailers, like many otherrings, did not point out the effects of hurricane sandy. orders were higher despite sandy. the stock, well, now, it's flat. the organic food company, making those cheddar bunnies you give your kids, or some give them to their kids for a snack, i don't. started a voluntary recall because of possible contaminated food. that's not organic. making time to leave france to avoid the 75% tax rate. he would make the move to set up a billion dollar investment fund in london. how about that? that's like bill clinton going to canada. dr. keith next. and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any histor
checks and mental health records. republicans know that sandy hook was such a tragedy that they have to do something. the problem i have, who on are the democrats up for re-election, they are going to determine the debate more than the republicans. >> how does the president avoid the second term curse? >> he is trying to use his organization to get out his message and ideas. what could happen, which would be a problem, if all of tfightig continues to happen, and drives out his ideas. i think the nonprofit will get around that and keep the conversation at least about ideas. >> you believe in this group? ? i do. i do i'm drinking the kool aid. >> the republicans know they lost the latino vote by 40 points. there's a great incentive to come together on something for their political benefit. that's is an issue where it's irrelevant. 2005, bush took up social security. he was a part of himself on that issue. versus obama taking on a few issues. gun control, there's room, executive orders. there's a way to get around it. >> quickly, the biggest thing for the president in the second term, c
should hold him to it. the vice chairman sandy win it's afield and -- win afield. our a second of veterans affairs and vietnam veteran rick senshekyy who is here and we are honored to be joined by some truly extraordinary americans. our wounded warriors who inspire us with their incredible strength and resolve. [cheers and applause] you are enlisted men and women and officers who are the backbone of our military. our amazing military families. [cheers and applause] our gold star families we will stand with you always. the members of the legendary tuskegee airmen in the house and the recipients of our nation's highest military declaration. the medal of honor. we are honored by your presence. today we experienced we experienced the majesty of our democracy. a ritual only possible in a form of government that is of and by and for the people. a day made possible because there are patriots like each and every one of you who defend our freedom every single day. so, this little party is just another way to say something we can never say enough. thank you. thank you for volunteering. t
of that on these big fights and it's about seizing the moment because the further and further you get from the sandy hook tragedy, the less you're likely to achieve and he's trying to make this happen swiftly. >> let's talk about second terms. how have presidents comparatively, how have they feared in his second term. that's when the big scandal happens. the iran-contra and watergate, the monica lewinsky. how can we forget and the fallout during the bush administration over the iraq war and hurricane katrina, so certainly, things could get a little worse for the president in the coming years, but he does start with the decent approval rating and at least part of congress on his side on most issues. >> you do have to wonder how much of his political capital he'll use on gun control in his short term, before immigration and not even just talking about the debt ceiling, but if he is to do -- with regard to the gun control and universal background checks and he is going to have to spend a great deal of time and a great deal of political capital to get that done. >> the white house says a few things abou
that were much stronger than expected. so big losses from hurricane sandy, but they were able to raise their pricing, partially as a result of that, so that stock came in with much better earnings than expected. johnson & johnson and verizon are a little bit weaker, but five-year highs. we'll see if the market can hold on to this. chris, back to you. >> thank you, becky. >>> next, a small state's big push for gun reform. delaware attorney general beau biden will be here next to talk about the lessons that his state is learning from the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >>> plus, biding his time? new signs the vice president is making plans to be back on inaugural podium in four years, this time in a little bit different role. could the third time be the charm for joe biden? >>> but first, a look ahead at the president's schedule. as peter mentioned, he will be attending the national prayer service this morning and then the staff ball later this evening. you're watching "the daily rundown." it is only on msnbc. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't l
. in any case, this is the fourth school shooting since last month's massacre at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. three of those four on college campuses. casey stegall live now at the lone star college campus and, casey, officials held a news conference a little while ago, yes? >> yeah, shepard. officials with the harris county sheriff's office who tell us that this all went down in between the library and an academic building right back here behind me. investigators and eyewitnesses say reports of up to 8 gunshots were heard. but authorities saying it's way too early to speculate what this argument was about that led to the gunfire. ironically, lone star college here had just rehearsed how to handle an active shooter. just within the last seven days on this campus, we have had three training exercises for faculty and staff on what to do in an event like this. >> sign of the times. police say another person transported to the hospital this afternoon after reportedly suffering a heart attack during all of, this shepard. >> shepard: what a day for those students in the library, cas
sandy hook, of course, it must be everyone who is at a college or school's nightmare that they hear gunfire. did you hear the gunfire going off? do you know how many people actually shotguns? because there are various reports that it was one shooter, two shooters and so on. >> i personally did not hear the gunshots. i did hear some gunshots later as i was moving away from the scene. they were off in the distance. but as far as the gunshots go, i actually did not hear them. i was told by another student who had saw me, he indicated that i had arrived at about approximately 1, 1 1/2 minutes after the shooting had occurred. so i actually did not hear it. the latest report was saying that there were three wounded and one of those three being the suspected shooter. >> right. we believe there's a fourth who had a heart attack. the final question just briefly, if you could. my understanding is you have armed police specifically employed at the school and also civilian security, but they're not armed, is that correct? >> i think some of them are. they do have a police substation right there
responders who were there for hurricane sandy and it featured them along with some models wearing some new york collection items. now the magazine said when the storm hit, the city's bravest and finest punched back. now with the area on the mend we paid them a visit, dressed in the best of new york collections. the photos shot by annie liebowitz. what do you think about these photos? donnie, you're an image guy. >> why not? why is it okay to take shots because of football stars and not our heroes? >> some think it's vulgar. >> why is it vulgar? we're celebrating them. >> some people thought they weren't celebrating them. >> using them as a marketing tool to sell these fashion items. >> some people are still suffering the devastation of sandy. when you look at the photographs it's like pay more attention to us. >> should they not go on talk shows? these are heroes. why can't we celebrate them? >> while so many people are still trying to recover, they've lost their homes and all their belongings, do they want to see the marketing of high-fashion items next to these first responders? >> by th
or hurricane sandy? >> i mean, shame on him is what i say. because more than anything what he said is absolutely right in the sense there's disproportionate effects of gun violence in inner cities and across the border. if you want to go into communities that recognize the importance of having some sort of gun violence prevention, tough talk to those constituencies. otherwise, you're basically working out of -- without knowing exactly the repercussions that's happening in these communities. but let's talk a little bit about what's happening along the border, and the republican party's need and want to expand with the latino community as a voting bloc. along the border close to nine out of ten latinos regardless if they're republican or democrat believe we should have some sort of gun control legislation and that we need it quickly. why? because they're suffering the repercussions of right now anybody walking into -- walking in, buying a gun, not necessarily from a dealer but from a pift owner, and having no repercussions or no trail of where that gun went to. it's disgraceful that
hurricane sandy. the press corps got stuck in florida, in tampa. we couldn't travel, because of the weather. and i decided to do a story on early voting. so i went out to an early voting center, and it was the middle of the afternoon, and there were -- there was a line stretched around the corner. hundreds of people lined up, and i talked to a lot of the people, and a lot of them were voting for the president, and i thought, this idea that his base is not going to turn out is actually not what we're seeing in early voting. >> and in florida. >> and in florida. >> which was one of those states to watch. >> which was a huge swing state. hugely important swing state, and, remember, right up until election night, a lot of people thought the president was going to lose florida. so having that sort of firsthand experience with early voting, seeing how many people had lined up, i thought, you know what? the president might, in fact, rebound and win this after all. >> yeah. >> and i think his campaign felt confident as well at that point, and started to regain their confidence. >>> more of our conv
in the month since sandy hook, we realize this is a huge problem for our society, and is undermining our constitution. so we said we have to step up. we have got a lot on our plate, but this is one issue we need to speak up about so we're doing it. >> stephanie: absolutely. and sister it is interesting -- i don't know which statistic sounds worse, but i think one of the parents at sandy hook were saying that 85% of the children that were killed in the world are killed here. >> oh, my glory, i hadn't heard that one. oh, my glory. >> stephanie: yes. >> i did get to be at the president's unveiling of this program, and when he spoke of the one child grace whose picture he keeps in his private study, i thought oh my heavens that's it. when we have a specific person who is lost to all of us whose gifts are lost to all of us because of the senseless violence. >> stephanie: that's right. when you see the pictures -- the parents of -- rachel madoux did an interview of one of the parents and they said their duty as parents will never end and they feel it is their responsib
superstorm sandy may not have enough heat. >> and we are just freezing here. >> reporter: one reason warming centers are springing up in cold weather cities, giving the most vulnerable, young and old, some relief. >> i haven't had hot water and heat for three days. yesterday a little bit of heat came on. the only heat that we got was in the bathroom. >> reporter: in syracuse, a heavy downfall lowering visibility, giving snow blowers a workout, making it tough for postal carriers to get from house to house. >> hopefully the driveway will already be plowed when i get back. >> reporter: in iowa city, iowa, just 1 degree above zero. a dog shelter begging for help after a heater broke down. extra blankets needed to keep the cement floors warm for man's best friend. >> it's a stressful environment. we're trying to keep them as comfortable as we can. >> reporter: outside pittsburgh, when a water main broke in the middle of the night, single digit temperatures turned gushing water into a sheet of ice. subzero temps aren't all bad if you like ice boating. skimming across the ice at speeds up to 60 mi
about a double whammy. new yorkers who made minimum home repairs after superstorm sandy may not have enough heat. >> we are just freezing here. >> reporter: one raezing warming centers are springing up in cold weather cities. giving the most vulnerable young and old some relief. >> i haven't had heat -- hot water and heat for three days. yesterday was a little bit of heat came on. only heat we got was in the bathroom. in syracuse, a heavy downfall, lowering visibility, giving snow blowers a workout, making it tough for postal carriers to get from house to house. >> hopefully the driveway will already be plowed when i get back. >> reporter: in iowa city, iowa, just one degree above zero. a dog shelter begging for help after a heating broke down. extra blankets needed to keep the cement floor warm for man's best friend. >> it's a stressful environment. >> reporter: outside pittsburgh when a water main broke in the middle of the night, single digit temperatures gushing watt near a sheet of ice. subzero temps aren't all bad if you like ice boating. skimming across the ice at speeds of up
christie, it is funny because ever since hurricane sandy there has been some conservatives, republicans that haven't been huge fans of chris christie and i wonder how that'll play out over the next few years. is that the way the party goes? or do they go in a completely different direction, do you think? >> be washed in journal article is an interesting point. we need a messenger, but we also need a message livery system. republican parties have been complaining about the mainstream media as if it is going to change because they complain about it. it is what it is. the fact chris christie has been focused on is because all the cameras have been focused on. chris christie said some things i might not agree with, but he's been a fine job as a governo thr of new jersey is a good example. if we have a messenger, we also need a message delivery system. the democrats in the obama campaign, i know some people in the obama campaign, they're able to get messages down to individuals. instead of just complaining about the mainstream media, let's buy some ads, let's buy some infomercials. not even
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is hunting down innocent people, which could be them. you think of virginia tech, sandy hook and they are in close proximity. so they are likely to be hunted down in a classroom or bathroom and killed. so they are not aware at that time that this may be a personal altercation and it's going to be resolved. they have to think they may be close to death. >> sad story. all right. we're standing by for the news conference with the sheriff. we'll give the latest. tom fuentes, thank you. >>> other news we're following in washington, the ceremonies and festivities are over. president obama is getting ready to work on his second term agenda. many republicans are making it clear they see that as a liberal agenda. speaker john boehner, other house republican leaders are about to hold a news conference. you're looking at live pictures from up there. our chief national correspondent john king is here. are the gloves off? >> you can certainly say yes or you might even say that the gloves are still on in the sense that republicans are looking to see what signals the president would send as
reform was out of her office especially the response to hurricane sandy. >> john: if she hadn't left the governor's office of arizona, we wouldn't have jan brewer today. >> jennifer: on the west coast, michael, obviously it is early on the west coast. i know that progressives community has got their tvs all turned on to current tv to watch the crowds walking in. but what -- you know, i assume you're in portland for different reasons. >> yeah. i'm in portland for a different reason. as a matter of fact, i'll be in san francisco later today for the rest of our coverage. and i'll see you on "the war room" i'm sure. the whole -- it's funny. yesterday, of course, they were marking the anniversary of roe v. wade. i was walking through this liberal city that i didn't know very well which i've come to like in the few days i've been here. i was walking through and there was a pro-life demonstration there. there was a smattering of people in the middle of pioneer square. not a big number of people there. i thought how ironic that tomorrow we're going to be inaugurating a president who has, aga
-- he didn't say sandy. that's what he was talking about >> people laughed in my section when he said people deny the science. >> there is a noticeable shift in the way he communicates since the election, i think. not just in this speech but in the way he talked about gun control last week. it is a very -- i mean he has really taken this mandate we have a debate over whether or not the president has a mandate. he knows the people are behind him. he knows that the people realize that whatever he wants to get done is met with so much obstructionism that he's -- he's on top here. he can say where he wants to go and the people are with him. >> progressives have been saying for a long time, regardless of what he says, there is still going to be op sition. they're still going to view him as a socialist. he satisfies no one on the opposition to say let's all hold hands. they'll still find a problem with that sentiment. >> bill: yeah, right. i thought was really remarkable when he stood up and said again linking it to the constitution, linking it to our responsibilities to make sure that that
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